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Superb collection of 50 pics Monty, really enjoyed perusing those and visiting memory lane. I was at Crewe last weekend with a mate when we were both working ballast train from Basford Hall, walking from the station to the yard we passed through Crewe Diesel and I was recalling my first visit there when it was absolutely heaving with 50s, all still with their pre-Tops numbers at both ends ;).

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D429 Shap

 

AH130320BW negs007f D429 on 6Z70

 

D429 Scout Green signal box 1969 

 

FMcbwnegs305 D429 Scout Green on 1S61

 

D420 Helm Tunnel 1970

 

TrSlid002f D420 on 6P63 in 1970

 

D417 1968 Farington Junction by Terry Campbell

 

D417 and 8Fs May 68

 

D405 Crewe 1969 by Graeme Wareham

 

D405 Crewe AUGUST 69 Slide 826

 

D403 at Polmadie MPD 1969 by Derek J Jones

 

D403 at Polmadie MPD_MSS0369_050469

 

 

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Going pretty fast on the down at Bathampton Junction, in 1976 I think.

 

You can see the remains of the station platform on the right and the rubble of the signalbox behind the junction signal. The junction has long since been reconfigured with single leads.

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Great pictures of the early 50s, and modelling inspiration of a subject not really covered, I doubt Hornby will ever cover them… ought to be easy enough for us modellers to produce!

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On 06/08/2021 at 20:14, 47164 said:

Great pictures of the early 50s, and modelling inspiration of a subject not really covered, I doubt Hornby will ever cover them… ought to be easy enough for us modellers to produce!

 

I'm a N Gauge modeller and I was a bit nonplussed when Dapol released their version without MU cables as at that point I'd only ever seen a single picture of one like that, so I presumed that it was a rare occurrence, but now I know that it wasn't. Having said that I can't imagine that many people model the very late steam/blue diesel period.

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7 minutes ago, montyburns56 said:

 

I'm a N Gauge modeller and I was a bit nonplussed when Dapol released their version without MU cables as at that point I'd only ever seen a single picture of one like that, so I presumed that it was a rare occurrence, but now I know that it wasn't. Having said that I can't imagine that many people model the very late steam/blue diesel period.

 

Initially D400/1 came with them fitted from the factory, the other 48 followed without and had them added later, as you can see the plating where the MW jumpers will be fitted when 2 locos became standard on Crewe to Glasgow runs up to 1974 when the WCML was fully electrified 

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On 06/08/2021 at 19:52, montyburns56 said:

D405 Kirkconnel

 

186 749-1 D405 Kirkconnel station (John Boyes) 164

 

 

Just coming back to this thread for another shuftie at all the wonderful pre-Tops photos being posted and noticed that the third and fourth vehicles behind D405 appear to be of ex-LMS Stanier origin, if you modelled this combo on a layout someone would no doubt say ''it never happened''!

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23 hours ago, Rugd1022 said:

 

Just coming back to this thread for another shuftie at all the wonderful pre-Tops photos being posted and noticed that the third and fourth vehicles behind D405 appear to be of ex-LMS Stanier origin, if you modelled this combo on a layout someone would no doubt say ''it never happened''!

 

One of the reasons why I posted that picture despite it not showing the 50 that clearly, was the wonderful mish mash of coaches behind it.

 

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2 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

Teignmouth Sea Wall 1977 by George Woods

 

50xxx Teignmouth Sea Wall 15.7.77

 

 

Doesn't look like that is firing on anywhere near 16 cylinders, and possibly not got a full complement of 4 turbo-chargers either.....

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